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Brand name: Flagyl

Flagyl is a brand of medication containing the active ingredient metronidazole. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.

Flagyl is an antibiotic, which means it kills or stops the growth of bacteria and some other bugs. It’s doesn’t work against viruses. It is used to treat certain infections. It is also used to prevent or treat infections that may occur during surgery. Always finish the full course of antibiotics.

Flagyl is available as tablets, suspension (liquid) or suppositories. Swallow Flagyl tablets whole with a glass of water, preferably during or after a meal. If you are taking the suspension, swallow it at least one hour before food. Flagyl suppositories are inserted in the rectum.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: metronidazole

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Flagyl 200 mg uncoated tablet, 21

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Anaerobic Infections: Treatment of infections in which anaerobic bacteria have been identified or are suspected as pathogens, particularly Bacteroides fragilis and other species of bacteroides, and other species such as fusobacteria, eubacteria, clostridia and anaerobic streptococci. Flagyl has been used successfully in septicaemia; bacteraemia; brain abscess; necrotising pneumonia; osteomyelitis; puerperal sepsis; pelvic abscess; pelvic cellulitis; postoperative wound infections. Note: Metronidazole is inactive against aerobic and facultative anaerobic bacteria. Other Indications: Oral treatment of urogenital trichomoniasis in the female (trichomonal vaginitis) and in the male, and for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. The male consort of females suffering from urogenital trichomoniasis should be treated concurrently; all forms of amoebiasis (intestinal and extraintestinal disease and that of symptomless cyst passers); giardiasis; acute ulcerative gingivitis.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Round, white to off-white tablets, one face impressed with 'MTZ200' and a breakline on the other

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
21 x 200mg tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

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